How $600K Was Stolen From NYC Subway Headquarters in Heist That's Gone Unsolved

April 24, 2021

New York City was a metropolis in flux in the summer of 1979, Recovering from a financial crisis, the subway system was in the dumps and crime was on the rise. Yet rarely discussed is when $600,000 was stolen from the Transit Authority headquarters in Brooklyn one July weekend. Surprisingly, many New Yorkers do not remember the caper, despite the large amount that went missing from an agency that, at the time, was begging for financial help.